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Aretha Franklin: Three wills found in Queen of Soul’s home

ARETHA FRANKLIN ESTATE: Three wills have been found in the home of the late Queen of Soul

THREE WILLS have been found at Aretha Franklin’s Detroit home months after her death.

Initially it had been reported that the Queen of Soul did not leave a will.

Franklin died aged 76 in August 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The three handwritten documents were found earlier this month. Two, both dated 2010, were discovered in a locked cabinet and another, dated March 2014, was found hidden underneath cushions in the living room, according to the lawyer representing Franklin’s estate.

David Bennett, who was Franklin’s lawyer for over 40 years, filed the wills on Monday, Associated Press reported.

The wills were shared with Franklin’s four sons, but it is understood that two of the sons object the wills.

Bennett is not sure if the wills are legal under Michigan Law.

Sabrina Owens, Franklin’s niece, will continue to serve as personal representative of the estate.

“She remains neutral and wishes that all parties involved make wise choices on behalf of their mother, her rich legacy, the family and the Aretha Franklin estate,” the Associated Press reported a statement from the estate said.

The legal issues around Franklin’s estate extend to objections over Owens’ appointment.

In another court filing, Kecalf Franklin said his mother wanted him to serve as representative of the estate in the 2014 will.

While the battles over her estate wage on, Franklin’s musical legacy remains intact.

Amazing Grace, a long lost concert film of her fourth live album, which has recently been released in cinemas, is a current hit with critics and fans.

The film, which charts the recording of the set of songs that went on to form the biggest selling Gospel album of all time and Franklin’s best-selling album, has been shared with audiences 47 years after it was first recorded.

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